Department for Culture Media and Sport
This statistical release presents the number of finds of treasure and portable antiquities reported and recorded through the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Prior to 2007 statistics were published separately but when the British Museum, which manages the Scheme on behalf of the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council, took over the administration of Treasure and the Treasure Valuation Committee in March 2007 they decided to combine them. Previous statistics were published in the treasure and portable antiquities annual report.
These official statistics are released by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
This statistical release presents the number of Treasure and Portable Antiquities Scheme finds recorded by county in 2008. The treasure statistics cover England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the portable antiquities statistics cover England and Wales.